Let’s talk about healthier indoor air quality. So many people suffer from respiratory ailments such as allergies, asthma, common colds, viruses and are searching for ways to get some type of relief. We know that we can’t do much about the outdoor air, but with today’s technology, we certainly have options available for achieving better air quality in our homes.
Air quality is a huge factor in our overall health. Every day we are exposed to all sorts of pollutants and toxins, and over time this takes a toll on our body. Did you know that the air in your home can be five to ten times dirtier than outdoor air? With Americans spending an average of 90% of their lives indoors, clean air quality should be a high priority!
There are many air purifiers on the market to choose from. When trying to decide on an air purifier, make a list of what you want to achieve with it. Effectiveness varies from model to model. The makers of air purifiers tend to focus on what happens to the air, not how it affects the body. One of the main reasons people purchase an air purifier is to help control dust that is being inhaled in the home. Other reasons are to help control pet dander, odors (from pets, smoke and cooking fumes) as well as cleaning vapors.
People want to be able to sleep and breathe better in their home environment. Air purifiers are not miracle workers, but do reduce allergens and other irritants, improving air quality. Some people see a direct health benefit more than others. Perhaps a reason for this may be mismatching between what type of air filtration is actually needed to what is being used?